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Governor of Tierra del Fuego

Governor of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands
Gobernador de Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur
Provincial Coat of arms
Gustavo Melella
since 17 December 2019
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderFélix Mariano Paz
Formation25 November 1884

The Governor of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands (Spanish: Gobernador de Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur) is the highest executive officer of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego. The Governor is directly elected by the people of the province for a four-year term. A Vice Governor (vicegobernador) is elected at the same time and can assume office in the absence, death or suspension of the Governor. The current governor of Tierra del Fuego is Gustavo Melella, elected in 2019.[1]

The office of Governor was created in 1884, when it was a position appointed by the Government of Argentina. Argentina claims Argentine Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands as part of its territory (although these regions are governed as overseas territories of the United Kingdom) and in 1957 they were added to the National Territory of Tierra del Fuego (which became known as Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands). During the Argentine occupation of the Falkland Islands, the South Atlantic Islands were removed from the jurisdiction of the Government of Tierra del Fuego, although they were officially returned in 1985. On 17 May 1991, Tierra del Fuego became a full-fledged province of the Argentine Republic.[2]

List of governors

Governors of the National Territory of Tierra del Fuego

Governor Took office Left office Notes
Félix Mariano Paz 25 November 1884 6 June 1890
Mario Cornero 1890 1893
Pedro Godoy 1893 1899
Félix A. Carrié 1899 1902
Esteban Deloqui 1902 1905
Manuel Fernández Valdés 1905 1918
Haroldo Simesen de Bielke
Cayetano Ripoll
Juan Grandón
Avelino Jiménez
Esteban Repetto
1918 1920 Interim Governors
Carlos C. Molina 1920 1923
José María Gómez 1924 1932
Mario Siches 1932 1935
Carlos Moneta 1935 1939
Gregorio Báez 1939 1942
Horacio Rotondaro 21 October 1942 1943
José María Gómez 1943 21 September 1943
In 1943, the Gobernación Marítima de Tierra del Fuego was established.
Fidel Anadón 21 September 1943 1 January 1944
Gregorio Portillo 1 January 1944 12 February 1946
Fidel Degaudenzi 12 February 1946 2 November 1947
Mario Sánchez Negrete 2 November 1947 1947
Antonio Pietranera 1947 1948
Horacio Howard January 1948 17 January 1948
Manlio Buldrini 17 January 1948 24 September 1949
Pedro Cases 24 September 1949 17 January 1950
Guillermo Carro Catáneo 17 January 1950 17 January 1952
Jorge E. Suaya 17 January 1952 1954
Carlos Suárez Doriga 1954 1954
Juan José Jáuregui 1 January 1955 1955
José María Guzmán 1955 1957
In 1957, the National territory of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands was established.
Pedro C. Florido 1957 7 June 1958
Ernesto M. Campos 7 June 1958 December 1965
Ruperto Bilbao December 1965 10 July 1966
José María Guzmán 10 July 1966 1969
Gregorio Lloret 1969 13 June 1973
Mariano Loedel 20 June 1973 1974
Justo G. Padilla 1974 1975
Gregorio Lloret 1975 1976
Jorge Arigoti 1976 1981
On 3 April 1982 (following the invasion and occupation of the Falkland Islands and their dependencies by the Argentine military junta) the South Atlantic Islands were removed from the jurisdiction of Tierra del Fuego.
Raúl E. Suárez del Cerro 1981 10 December 1983
Ramón Alberto Trejo Noel 10 December 1983 15 May 1984
Jorge Néstor Vera 17 May 1984 15 July 1984
On 15 May 1985, the South Atlantic Islands were returned to the jurisdiction of Tierra del Fuego (although in reality they are under British administration).
Adolfo Luis Sciurano 15 July 1984 26 May 1986
Alfredo A. Ferro 26 May 1986 12 December 1987
Helios Eseverri 12 December 1987 13 July 1989
Carlos Martín Torres 13 July 1989 1991
Adrián Aquiles Fariña 1991 17 January 1991
Matilde Svatetz de Menéndez 17 January 1991 10 January 1992 Federal interventor

Governors of Tierra del Fuego Province

Governor Term in office Party Election Vice Governor
José Arturo Estabillo 10 January 1992

4 November 1997
MOPOF 1991 Miguel Ángel Castro
Miguel Ángel Castro 4 November 1997

10 December 1997
MOPOF Vacant
José Arturo Estabillo 10 December 1997

10 January 2000
MOPOF Miguel Ángel Castro
Carlos Manfredotti 10 January 2000

10 January 2004
PJ 1999 Daniel Gallo
Jorge Colazo 10 January 2004

2 December 2005
UCR 2003 Hugo Cóccaro
Hugo Cóccaro 2 December 2005

17 December 2007
PJ Vacant
Fabiana Ríos 17 December 2007

17 December 2015
ARI 2007 Carlos Basanetti
PSP 2011 Roberto Crocianelli
Rosana Bertone 17 December 2015

10 December 2019
PJ 2015 Juan Carlos Arcando
Juan Carlos Arcando 10 December 2019

17 December 2019
PJ Vacant
Gustavo Melella 17 December 2019

FORJA 2019 Mónica Urquiza

See also


  1. ^ "Gustavo Melella se consagró gobernador y sorprendió al hablar de su sexualidad". Perfil (in Spanish). 23 June 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Provincialización: El proceso histórico para constituir Tierra del Fuego". Ushuaia Noticias (in Spanish). 25 April 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
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